Cycling Support Officer

11 July 2024
2 min read.

Closing Date – Monday 22nd July

JOB TITLE: Cycling Support Officer

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Permanent

RESPONSIBLE TO: parkride coordinator

SALARY: £12 per hour

HOURS: Variable

WHERE: Main Base:  Pinewood Head Office, B32 3BZ. Secondary Base: Locations across the West Midlands.

Who We Look for?

Are you a warm, personable, and highly motivated individual who work as part of busy team?

Do you have passion for what you do, are you an effective communicator, motivator and have good problem-solving skills?

The Cycling Support Worker will work alongside an experienced and established team across the West Midlands.

You will work with colleagues across Midland Mencap and local community assets to develop joint activities and opportunities as possible.

You would work alongside the coordinator to promote and attract new participants to parkride and to assist in the planning and delivery of a wide range of cycling and leisure opportunities based on identified need.

We place a high value upon integrity, ethical standards, and a commitment to excellence.

If you have experience of working with children and young people as well as adults with learning disabilities, that’s a bonus. We value transferable skills from other sectors and provide comprehensive training to all our staff.

What does a Cycling Support Officer do?

Midland Mencap is looking to appoint a Cycling Support Worker who will work alongside colleagues to turn Midland Mencap ‘s vision and mission into a reality.

Working closely with colleagues, you will be part of a highly responsive service that supports the delivery and development of accessible and inclusive cycling opportunities to individuals and families across the West Midlands. Enabling access to cycling helps to increase self-confidence improves health & wellbeing and can assist in developing communication and social skills.  You will have a good understanding of potential barriers facing our service users, as well as a commitment to maintain and uphold the rights of such individuals.

You will support the development of cycling for individuals through training in cycling safely and will help to provide an outcome focused, person centred support across the West Midlands, empowering people to become active members of their community.

You will be responsible for ensuring that citizens are supported to access meaningful opportunities and to achieve their own personal goals and ambitions.  You will assist with the planning and delivery of the parkride sessions and to promote parkride cycling to all abilities across all communities.

The ideal candidate will be able to work well within an established and experienced team as well as using their own initiative when communicating with staff, families and professionals.

Key Tasks:

– To deliver and support cycling sessions as part of the parkride programme.

– To assist or facilitate cycling taster for groups of all abilities.

– To be familiar with use and assembly of technical equipment, e.g., Cycles.

– Provide support and guidance to volunteers.

– Represent the charity at a range of events, conferences and exhibitions as requested by management.

– Update and maintain online databases.

– Collate evidence and impact against service outcomes.

– Develop positive relationships with participants to support them to fully engage in activities and to remain as independent as possible.

– Maintain accurate records as directed.

– Carry out any other tasks as deemed appropriate by the organisation.

Full Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications:

When Applying for this job role please complete the 2 forms below and attach them to your email when you apply:
Word Document Format:
Application Form Word
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Word

PDF Format:
Applications Form PDF
Equal Opportunities Monitoring PDF

Have any questions? Email pam.johnson@midlandmencap.org.uk

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